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NUR 388: Community Health: Start

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NUR 388: Community Health

How do you know where to start, when there are so many sources for county, state, and national health data? This guide provides a few good starting points for gathering data for your community assessment project.

Questions? Visit the reference desk (main floor of the library) or e-mail a librarian (Anna Hulseberg, Just ask!

Questions to Ask When Working with Data

  • What is the source of the data?
  • Are the data confirmed in multiple sources?
  • What population is being reported? (adults, children, U.S., state, county)
  • Do you understand exactly what factor is being reported?
  • How is it reported? (percent, rate)
  • How current are the data?
  • Are you using comparable data when you compare county, state, and national figures?



Lynnea Myers

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